Thankfully it is highly unlikely that Michael or I have caught the virus. Michael only makes very infrequent necessary trips like to the chemist and the small local shop if something is missing from the online order. I have only left the house about four or five times since March 2020…

However, sadly it has affected others we care about. This has caused me to look into the symptoms properly and it was doing this that I noticed the close relationship.

Looking at the NHS Information, except for the temperature, cough and loss of smell and or taste. The rest of the list is pretty much identical to the common Fibro symptoms. These three, which are the most common symptoms of the initial stage of Covid19 don’t necessarily all take effect. They state that most people get at least one.

What I haven’t yet discovered is the relationship between the severity of Covid and developing Long Covid. Does someone need to have been among the serious cases of Covid19 to go on and develop Long Covid, or feasibly could they have a very mild initial infection then go on to suffer from the further complications…

It is also too early for research to show the longevity of Long Covid. Is there a clear expectation of complete recovery, or like Fibro may it become a permanent fixture with fluctuating severity.

I imagine with time this sort of information will be published, before then it may complicate things for people on the journey to a diagnosis of Fibromyalgia if they have potentially had a mild case of Covid19.